Putney State Rep Update on Smart Meter Opt Out
Tuesday, June 05 2012 @ 03:25 PM EDT
Contributed by: mmrowicki
S.214 was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Shumlin. It is now part of the Vermont Statutes (30 VSA Sec. 2811). This law now requires written notice if an electric company wants to offer a smart meter. You can decline at no cost.
Furthermore, those who have had a smart meter installed can request it be removed- again, at no cost. Many, like myself, have considered the benefits and concerns around smart meters and had them installed. We also recognized that others may feel differently and those perspectives need to be respected and allowances made for them. This law does just that.
As we try and move into a 21st Century energy future that relies more on alternatives, renewables, conservation and efficiency, we know that there are many sides to every idea. We will continue to try and hear out all perspectives as we move forward.
If anyone out there has any trouble with getting a meter uninstalled or feels the electric company has not been receptive to them, please feel free to contact me, and I'll try and help.
Vt. State Representative- Windham 4 District
Putney, Dummerston, Westminster